Onions

WSU research to protect onions from pests, pathogens honored

With a market value of nearly a billion dollars, onions are the fifth most valuable vegetable produced in the U.S. But some farmers have been abandoning the crop due to losses from pests and disease ... more »

Zaad Holdings buys Sakata Seed America’s onion breeding program

Sakata Seed America has sold its onion seed breeding program to Zaad Holdings Limited (‘Zaad’), a subsidiary of Zeder, effective July 27, 2018. The acquirer, Zaad, is a vertically integrated agriculture company headquartered in Cape... more »

Protect onions against stemphylium leaf blight

Onion crops are affected by many different types of plant pathogens and must be protected. High relative humidity and frequent rainfall (or irrigation) in Michigan favor leaf blight. Even in a dry summer, overhead irrigation... more »

Washington State researchers take aim at parasitic worm

So small it can’t be seen with the naked eye, a parasitic worm called the root-knot nematode causes mammoth problems for Northwest farmers. Potatoes, grapes and other crops could gain a new, nature-based way to... more »

Bayer debut of consumer-friendly Sunions limited

Marketed as “tearless” and sweet-tasting, a new onion variety developed by Bayer CropScience hit shelves in January. Sold under the Sunions brand, the onion was grown commercially by just three growers in two states for... more »

Effective weed control in onions results in higher yields

Dry bulb onion planting season is here. For successful weed management and maximum yield, have a plan for season-long weed control. Research has demonstrated that a few weeds in an onion field, especially during the... more »

Vidalia onions pack date announced

Vidalia onions will be available starting Friday, April 20, the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Vidalia Onion Committee recently announced. Grown and hand-cultivated exclusively in 20 southeastern Georgia counties by 80 registered growers and... more »

Colorado grower-shipper Ed Monson dies at 73

Longtime Colorado onion and carrot grower-shipper Joseph (Ed) Monson, 73, of Greeley, Colorado March 11, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. Ed worked with his own father and uncle growing onions and carrots... more »


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